HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
August 27, 2011 - at Volo. And yes, it really IS cask, not keg handpump. Clear but very dark ruby-black with a smallish lasting frothy tan head. Smells nice dry herbal/floral medium chocolate roast, a little treacle and a hint of acidity - very mellow, very appealing (8-). Taste is more like a mild - lighter roast, a little syrupy, no alcohol at all, quite softly grainy, with hints of peat and, oddly, salt. Light-bodied and thin, not much carbonation, sticky/slick and quick-finishing, leaves a dry earthy molasses aftertaste - very nice for all that!
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off cask at the derby beer fest. Tasty, nice chocolate and a small amount of coffee. Ace.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Un poí sporca al naso, caffŤ e un aroma sanguigno-metallico poco attraente. Di facile beva ma non acquosa, Ť questo il suo maggior pregio.
Beersiveknown (3251) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at guide dog, southampton
Rich and fruity nose, dark ruby-brown. Warming, vinous, chocolate, stewed fruits, thick.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a lovely aroma with hints of chocolate and earthy tone. a very light flavor with a slightly sweet finish
CHW (12) - - MAY 14, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very dark with a little reddish tinge. Thick off white head.
Smells of roasted malt and chocolate.
Hint of coffee and caramel in the taste, sweet chocolate and roasted malts being very prominent. Goes down very quickly, fantastic beer.
Jimmythespoon (467) - - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark light bodied, roasty malts and hops gives it a nice slightly nice bitter finish.
kermis (5743) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Fullers pub in Birmingham. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Coffee, caramel, chocolate and roasted malt in the flavour. So easily drinkable and tasty!
BobbySolo (27) - - APR 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A powerful traditional smelling aroma, with an amazing thickened head. This beer is a knockout in a foggy back alley. A thinner body than the appearance would indicate but full of chocolate coffee and vanilla notes.
Leighton (11873) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the London Drinker. Pours rich brown with a moderaye, off-white head. Nice roasty aroma, some mocha. Medium sweet flavor, some mocha, bit of roast, light chocolate syrup, some dark earth. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some sticky chocolate, mild roast, some earth. Very solid porter.